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Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:38 pm
by Aatos99
eddydevries wrote:I planned to travel a bit (I mean "I'll dothunt") before and after the meeting.
I've looked in the timetable of the Finnish Railway and planned some stops on the way.

But I wonder:
  • Do you need to reserve a seat in the trains? Than I can't stop as many times as I wanted.
  • Do you know if there's a "ticket" for traveling multiple days? Or do I have to buy a ticket each time?

No, you don't need to reserve a seat, at least in most of trains. You can just buy the ticket from a ticketseller in the train, but you don't get a seat for sure, if all the seats are taken. I haven't heard that there would be a multiple day ticket for long-distance trains, and didn't find any information about that.

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:55 pm
by Aatos99
I've been looking at your dot maps, and nobody has one dot near of Helsinki. This "Porkkala" dot is possible to get on summer from Porkala Marin, by car. Are there people who are coming by car to the meeting and are willing to drive also some other EBTers to this place? By way from Helsinki to Porkkala there's also the dot of Kirkkonummi, and of course we can make a bigger trip if we will. :)

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:12 pm
by de*lerger
Aatos99 wrote:I've been looking at your dot maps, and nobody has one dot near of Helsinki. This "Porkkala" dot is possible to get on summer from Porkala Marin, by car. Are there people who are coming by car to the meeting and are willing to drive also some other EBTers to this place? By way from Helsinki to Porkkala there's also the dot of Kirkkonummi, and of course we can make a bigger trip if we will. :)

The Porkkala dot is already on my "to do" list, but it's probably the first one I visit when in Finland. I'll return my car before the meeting, so I won't be able to take people there.

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:19 pm
by Aatos99
Many people have already made their choices about the menu, but for the others, could you please send me your choice, as soon as you can! Thanks!


Options for starter:

Caesar salad Naturel (Lactose free, gluten free) (not to people who are allergic to fish)

OR

Blue cheese snails
(Low-lactose, gluten free)
-with restaurant's own bread


For main dish:

Vegan burger (No milk, gluten free) 34€
-Sesam bread, season's vegan steak, vegan garlic mayonnaise and chili sauce, salad, tomatoes, marinated red onion and sweet potato fries

OR

Chicken of the house
(Low-lactose, gluten free) 35€
-Red wine sauce, grilled goat cheese and country fries

OR

Smoked salmon (Lactose free, gluten free) 40€
-Creamy mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes

OR

Grill steak (Lactose free, gluten free) 42€

-Finnish sirloin steak (200g), red wine sauce, garlic butter and garlic potatoes


For dessert:

Rocky Road and cafe or tea

-Vanilla icecream and roasted white chocolate

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:03 am
by mico
in my coins collection I've not 1 :flag-fi: and 2 :flag-fi: cent. Are they still in circulation or not :?:

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:16 pm
by Aatos99
mico wrote:in my coins collection I've not 1 :flag-fi: and 2 :flag-fi: cent. Are they still in circulation or not :?:

1 and 2 cent coins are not in use in Finland. I can still try to get you those from a bank.

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:52 am
by G.Mueller
Hello, when is the meeting place where we meet Friday and Saturday. Gruss Günter Müller

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:19 pm
by Aatos99
How many of you are coming already on Friday? And what time?

We can of course eat together also on Friday. How many of you would like to attend?

Another choice is just a bar visit in the evening.


I thought about some place in the middle centrum for the meeting place of Saturday. Have to think what would be the best place to meet, but somewhere in the Kamppi area.

On Saturday we will meet at 10 am.

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:30 pm
by frahind
I came also on friday

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:59 pm
by bzajc
I will also be there on friday.

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:50 pm
by mico
bzajc wrote:I will also be there on friday.

so do I

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:53 pm
by mico
Aatos99 wrote:
mico wrote:in my coins collection I've not 1 :flag-fi: and 2 :flag-fi: cent. Are they still in circulation or not :?:

1 and 2 cent coins are not in use in Finland. I can still try to get you those from a bank.

thank you Aatos99. If they aren't available into a bank, I can try into a numismatic shop

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:28 pm
by Crazy Bob
We (MDeen and myself) are returning our rental car on Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock in Malminkatu, so afterwards we will be ready for the meeting!

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:02 pm
by Aatos99
Okay, one good place for Friday in the middle centrum would be Vltava (https://www.raflaamo.fi/en/helsinki/vlt ... nuId=46718). It's located next to the main railway station. It's not possible to make a reservation there on Fridays, but I think that there'll be space for us.

Re: S-EBTM2017: Helsinki (28.-30.7.2017) - General Information

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:23 pm
by Nomen Nescio
Aatos99 wrote:
I thought about some place in the middle centrum for the meeting place of Saturday. Have to think what would be the best place to meet, but somewhere in the Kamppi area.

On Saturday we will meet at 10 am.


Some suggetsions, either at the plaza in front of Kamppi shopping center/terminal or the traditional meetingplace beneath the clock of Stockmann.